Upcoming Conferences & Meetings

2019 Maritime History Conference
& Association Membership Meeting

September 5-7, 2019
Leland and Traverse City, Michigan

[PDF of Conference Brochure, Saturday-Only Registration Form, and Press Release can be downloaded at bottom of page.]

Maritime Heritage Alliance Boat House and In-water Fleet  Thursday, September 5 – Opening Reception
AGLMH member Maritime Heritage Alliance, founded in the early 1980s, is dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of our wooden boat heritage. Programing each year involves getting people out on the water in classic crafts that include the sloop of war Welcome, schooner Madeline, Mackinaw boat Gracie L., Herreshoff ketch Arcturus, sloop Witchcraft, and Henry Barkhausen’s cutter Champion.
Their programs also include model building, youth sail training, and regular shanty singing sessions.
The opening reception will take place at the Boat House on Thursday evening from 5:30-7:00.
Leelanau County Historical Society Museum, Leland                 Friday, September 6 – Member Meeting
Our Annual Business Meeting will by AGLMH member Leelanau County Historical Society at the Leelanau County Historical Museum from 9:30 and noon. Following lunch we will have our Museum Members’ Roundtable, the lightening round session of “who’s doing what” in research, archives, exhibitions and programing around the Great Lakes (5 minute limit please). Afterward, members will have options for afternoon events that include: an opportunity to sail on MHA’s schooner Madeline; tour, AGLMH member Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum in Northport; or visit historic Glen Haven museums including The Cannery small boat collection and Lifesaving Station.   Later, feel free to explore the peninsula’s numerous wineries and downtown Traverse City’s eateries.
Maritime History Conference and Awards Dinner                       Saturday, September 7 – Corner Loft Conference Facility
Saturday will feature four historical presentations, the Great Lakes Maritime History Research Round Table, and the annual Awards Dinner.
Conference Presentations include:

9am – “Challenges to the Great Lakes Fisheries” – Brandon Schroeder, Michigan Sea Grant Northeast District, and Mark Breederland, MSU Extension, Michigan Sea Grant Northwest District

10am – “Freshwater Aircraft Carriers” – Stef Staley, Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

11am – “Discovery of the Westmoreland: Michigan’s Treasure Shipwreck” – Ross Richardson, Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates

12 Noon – Lunch (available with pre-registration)

1pm – “Beyond Mile Marker 292: Car Ferries of the Ann Arbor Railroad” – Andy Bolander; Benzie Area Historical Museum

2pm – Great Lakes Research Roundtable – “Recent ROV Results: A Revolution in Research” – Panelists from the Wisconsin Historical Society, Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, and Northwest Michigan College

6pm – AGLMH Annual Awards Dinner with keynote speaker Ted Karamanski, Loyola University – “Navigational Aid Development on the Great Lakes.”

All events on Saturday will take place at the Corner Loft, a unique renovated space in downtown Traverse City, across the way from Grand Traverse Bay.

AGLMH 2019 Conference Registration Form
AGLMH 2019 Saturday Only Registration Form
AGLMH 2019 Saturday Program_press release
Conference Registration using credit card available at EventBright link below, or you can register by check through USPS.
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